Community Members Encouraged to “Take What You Can Tote”
Volunteers Also Needed for the Annual Clothing Giveaway Event
Louisville, Ky. – Jefferson County Public Schools (JCPS) and the 15th District Parent Teacher Association (PTA), in partnership with Louisville Metro Government and Mayor Greg Fischer’s Give a Day week of service, are encouraging Louisville families to “Take What You Can Tote” on Saturday, April 16.
The annual clothing giveaway event will be held from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Clothing Assistance Program (CAP) building, 319 S. 15th Street. Each year, community members are invited to the CAP building to select gently used clothing for their children, other members of their family and themselves. While any Louisville family in need is welcome, the initiative specifically targets Louisville’s Zones of Hope neighborhoods: California, Newburg, Parkland, Russell and Shawnee.
“Thanks to the generosity of the Louisville community and the hard work of our 15th District PTA, hundreds of families are able to take advantage of this important program each year,” said JCPS Superintendent Dr. Donna Hargens. “An event of this size would not be possible without the community’s clothing donations and the help of community volunteers.”
Volunteers are still needed to help with Saturday’s Take What You Can Tote event and are encouraged to participate through Mayor Greg Fischer’s annual Give a Day week of service. Saturday marks the fifth-year anniversary of the Give a Day initiative, which encourages the Louisville community to make time for volunteering, service and compassion.
“This is a great way to get involved in Give a Day and to help children at the same time,” Mayor Fischer said. “Take What You Can Tote is compassion in action.”
Families attending Take What You Can Tote may fill as many as three bags, which will be provided by organizers. Community members will be served on a first-come, first-served basis to select from gently used adult clothing and some children’s clothing.
While this clothing giveaway does not include school uniforms, CAP does provide new uniforms and gently used clothing to district families, by appointment, throughout the year.
Families needing assistance should contact their child’s Family Resource and Youth Services Center (FRYSC) coordinator to make an appointment. Each year, CAP serves thousands of families throughout the Louisville community. This event is made possible through the generous donations of local PTA clothing drives, community members, churches, and civic and social organizations.
To volunteer for Take What You Can Tote, contact the 15th District PTA at 502-485-7062.